Canon is showcasing its imagePRESS C800 for the first time in South Africa at the Africa Print Expo, taking place 2-4 July at Gallagher Convention Centre.

Comprising two models, the 70ppm imagePRESS C700 and the 80ppm imagePRESS C800, the new series incorporates both innovative technology and enhanced proven technology from the flagship Canon imagePRESS C7011VP(S) to deliver advanced levels of print quality, productivity and versatility in both commercial and in-house print environments.

Positioned between the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C9000 Series and the imagePRESS C6011(S) in Canon’s colour digital press portfolio, the imagePRESS C800 Series produces high quality output at a market-leading level of productivity. It offers the versatility to create extensive and innovative applications across a wide range of media, including heavyweight coated stocks and envelopes, and can flexibly handle everything from short runs to complex variable data printing for personalised print communications.

Canon’s newly developed Consistently Vivid toner delivers higher quality print at speeds of up to 80 ppm and offers an improved transfer efficiency for enhanced colour consistency and accuracy across a wide variety of media, including embossed and rough paper surfaces for custom and premium applications.

The Compact Registration Technology ensures that every single image is placed in the same location every time on every sheet for the highest quality results, whether printing one sheet or thousands.

A 32 beam Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser unit with multi-exposure technology delivers an exceptional 2400 x 2400 dpi resolution, while supporting high productivity, and allows customers to choose from a selection of the most versatile screen patterns available.

The new Auto Correct Colour Tone for multidimensional mixed colour calibration, and the upgraded Auto Gradation Adjustment, an easy-to-use colour calibration tool, enable print professionals to provide their customers with high value applications comprising the most striking images and text.

Achieving high production speeds of up to 80 impressions per minute on a wide range of media thanks to its Advanced Twin Belt Fusing unit, the imagePRESS C800 Series can run at maximum speed on heavy stock up to 220gsm without sacrificing print quality. It also offers exceptional production speeds because of innovative induction heating and cooling technologies, which enable the device to make intelligent temperature adjustments to achieve high productivity with mixed media jobs.

The imagePRESS C800 Series can produce duplex print jobs on heavy weight media up to 300gsm with highly accurate front to back registration, enabling PSPs to handle more demanding jobs without manual intervention or any impact on print room productivity.